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Old 05-30-2019, 09:08 AM   #111
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I have my own equipment, and my boss has his equipment he supplies me with... He supplies the drain snakes k3800 and general speedy 92... he has 2 ridgid seesnakes and one pearpoint.. 2 locators... 3 "sewer jetters"...

I Just have a speedy 91, k3800, k1500...

My general needs a new cable but it still does trick.. k3800 just has 3/8" cable came with 2 drums(large) need to buy small drum and cable.. also want 1/2" cable for toilet stacks.. k1500 needs guide hose... and some cutters has 165 of cable and 1 cutter guide hose is 350 from ridgid dealer close by.. and cutters are going to be about 450 for everything I need...

my general came with lots of cutters... by far best cutter I've ever used is called root ripper.. cleared sewers that even the k1500 couldn't clear... it was a last option before we flooded a basement trying to pound jetter through and it did it
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:26 AM   #112
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You're pretty well equipped, nice. I'm thinking of buying this cutter for my 3800. What do you think? It should churn toilet paper more easily than just a spear point or bulb. It's 3" so probably only good in 4" and not sure if I can use it in a 3" toilet line.


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Old 05-30-2019, 11:44 AM   #113
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That'll go down 3" for sure.. the cutters are named for what they are designed for.. it's likely 2.5"...

I believe that's for ripping through scaly cast but it'll do the trick for anything let me look in my ridgid catalog tonight it tells you what it's designed for
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5/8" end or 7/8"
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:49 PM   #115
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That'll go down 3" for sure.. the cutters are named for what they are designed for.. it's likely 2.5"...

I believe that's for ripping through scaly cast but it'll do the trick for anything let me look in my ridgid catalog tonight it tells you what it's designed for
It's 5/8 for my 1/2" cable.

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The Ridgid 62935 is a 3" T113 4 blade spear cutter. This cutter head is made to break through blockages in pipe lines. This head fits cables C-10 C-44 C-45 and C-46 with male cable ends. This cutter is for use in kitchen sinks, lavatory sinks, slop sinks, and disposal waste lines, it grabs debris and twists them onto the head of the cable.
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Yea seems like a good head to have... I was going to say that if it was 7/8" I'm quite sure I have one. I want the 1/2" cable with the k60 end or 7/8" clip end because I got about 300 bucks in k60 ends when I got my k3800...

Ive used smaller versions of that cutter in galvanized kitchen lines and it works great.. even gone through roots with it in kitchen lower ends
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Did you have to buy your own snake to work for your boss???
If I had to buy my own snake I'd just do it myself lol...

He supplies the more expensive power tools Jack hammers, hammer drills but they stay at shop... I use my own grinder and a couple drills sawzall he wouldn't pay for that... but really he should lol...

He let's keep all scrap we cut out but really it's not fair because I'm strictly service and other guys just do hi rise riser replacements... I guess I'm more personable and get stuck doing residential service mostly...

Anyways it all works out.. he knows I know how to use all the special drain equipment and know how to use it effectively and its capabilities so he likes having me just take care of those odd jobs that have really demanding tasks...

Tomorrow I'm lined up I gotta locate storm and sanitary... and a bunch of electrical conduits that are buried so jetter, camera and sonde... so I'll see what I can do film wise.. i bought a "go pro" type camera i want to try it out.. but i cant figure out how to use it lol

I have to figure out this video editing software... if anyone knows of programs that are cheap or free that let you post quality videos let me know because... I'm mostly doing everything from my phone and the video quality is exceptional on my phone but as soon as it goes to boobtube looks like 1964 video quality
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He supplies the more expensive power tools Jack hammers, hammer drills but they stay at shop... I use my own grinder and a couple drills sawzall he wouldn't pay for that... but really he should lol...
Ah the life of all plumbers around here where companies are too freaking greedy to supply tools for their employees. It's not like they don't make money, they could buy you all the electric tools with the profit of one day's work. I hope you don't have to buy sawsall blades and bits?

They are idiots really because the guys are going to pay themselves back 10 fold. Then they wonder and complain materials disappear. Or they leave for lunch 25 minutes in advance.

When I was treated like that I paid myself back by taking longer breaks or breaks in between. You should read one story I have posted before where the employer didn't supply tools, he was pissed when I used my hand screwdriver in steels studs because he didn't supply drills and the next day I cut only one rebar with a hacksaw blade and vise grip because he didn't supply a grinder. It really took like 4-5 hours because it was tight and the hacksaw didn't fit and no grinder.

So just these 2 days he paid +- 1040$ in lost time. Payback a biatch.
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Yea for sure I dont usually.. do stuff like that but sometimes... I bought my own shop vac and he calls me one day I need you to take your shop vac and go help clean up this flood... I laughed and said I dont have a shop vac... hes like what you mean I saw you with that one... I said yeah that's my shop vac... I use it to make my jobs easier not to make you more money.... I said this time I'll help you out but, remember these are my tools and I technically dont have to use them to do anything for you to make money... No I dont pay for anything I do have my own drill bits but never use them at work...

I only use my tools to make my job easier not to work any faster.. I've done that too though used tiny tim to cut through 2" galvanized kitchen stack...

Boss calls what's taking so long... I said it's hard to cut through a 2" steel pipe with a hack saw... hes like wheres your sawzall... I said wheres your sawzall? He came down and brought me his
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If he's not a dumb a$$ and he's reasonable. I doubt he is with what you are telling me I'd have a chat for him to buy you tools you need and a raise because you are number one with customers.
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